Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

March 02, 2018

This maternity hospital in East Ghouta, Syria, was hit on February 23, 2018, one of 15 MSF-supported medical facilities damaged by bombing and shelling in recent days. MSF-supported facilities in East Ghouta have reported receiving more than 4,050 wounded and more than 770 dead between February 18-27. 

March 31, 2017

In Tal Afar District, northwest of Mosul, a dire lack of functional medical facilities is preventing the population from accessing health care. In response, MSF is expanding its activities in the area, opening a maternity clinic in October 2016 and, more recently, a stabilization unit and children’s ward in the village of Tal Maraq.

September 09, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse Crystal van Leeuwen recently returned from seven months coordinating MSF’s medical activities in Yemen. A member of MSF’s emergency team, van Leeuwen has worked with MSF in countries including Syria, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria, as well as on the Ebola response in West Africa. Here, she describes her experience in Yemen.

June 15, 2016

“This was the first time I was confronted with injuries caused by gunshots, grenades and mines, and they were often horrific injuries,” says Helmut Shoengen, an anesthetist and doctor who recently returned from working in Aden, Yemen, with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

“We treated many severely injured patients—men, women and children as well—with gunshot wounds to their heads, chests, abdomens, arms and legs,” he says. “Grenade injuries were bad, because they often included burn injuries to the face.

March 30, 2016

More than 2.7 million people have been forced from their homes by violence in the Lake Chad basin, which is now the site of one of the African continent’s largest humanitarian crises.

November 29, 2013

An MSF midwife remembers a baby's early fight to survive after being born premature in Syria, where war has devastated the health system.

November 20, 2013

On November 13, MSF opened a mother and child hospital in northern Jordan that aims to assist Syrian refugees in the area and local communities as well.

September 24, 2013

A recently returned MSF midwife discusses the process of providing maternal and obstetric care in war-ravaged Syria, along with some of the more memorable women she met while in the country.

August 29, 2013

Giving birth in conflict-torn Afghanistan is costly and dangerous. MSF runs a hospital in Khost province that provides free maternal care.

June 21, 2013

When Jawaher fled the bombing in her native Sudan and crossed the border into South Sudan, she only took three of her children and the clothes on their backs. She was forced to leave her eldest child and embark on a month-long journey to a refugee camp where she and the other children would be safe. She is now being trained as a midwife assistant by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), but she really wants to go home.

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